Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, a collection of 200 poems about love and loss – abuse and healing, initially self-published in 2014 sold over a million copies, and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 52 consecutive weeks, in 2017.
Following the success of Milk and honey , kaur didn’t have to hustle to publish The Sun and Her Flower, she sat back and chose from list of firms a publisher with the finest deal.
Although the themes of Kaur’s writing is motivational, it is her lower-case-only writing style and lack of punctuation that I find most inspiring.
“we are all born
the greatest tragedy is
being convinced we are not”
One of her explanation for writing in lower case letters is to preserve the rudiments of her mother’s dialect, in which there is no distinction between upper and lower case letters in writing.
Not only does writing in lowercase preserves Kaur’s culture, in addition to the preeminence from such a noble cause, her style also distinguishes her work from her peers, which is a major objective of creative writing.
For creative writers who are tempted to use Capitalization as a writing device, Kaur’s story is a prime model on how to break away from the confinement of rigid rules stifling your imagination.
How is it that some days we have unlimited drive for productivity and other days our visions and direction are hindered by uncertain gloom?
Obviously how you feel, or rather how you think you feel matters, because emotions, especially happiness, can boost productivity. No wonder happiness is the most sought after treasure for all human, Aristotle and other philosophers considered happiness as the most important goal in life, several surveys of different people from around the world also puts happiness above other desires including wealth, health and relationship. continue reading
Don’t traumatize about unaccomplished New Year Resolution, Instead see the Year end as an evaluation point, with your long-term goal in perspective.
It’s that TIME of the year when some of us are regretting unattained resolutions and unfulfilled dreams, but why trouble yourself when you know time and seasons are just a cycle of continuous loop? If anything is constant it is your long-term goal, so you don’t have to give up just because another cycle of time is about to end. Continue reading
Mahatma Gandhi was born in Porbander, Gujrat, India in October 02, 1869. He was the preeminent Indian nationalist in the Colonial era. Gandhi led India to independence by non-violent means and civil disobedience
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle:
Born in March 14th 1879, Albert Einstein needs no introduction, his spheres of influence encompasses both art and science, in 1921 he won a Noble Prize or his contributions to Theoretical Physics, and particularly for the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. There was nothing particular controversial about Einstein, except one wants to delve into why like other scientist that helped developed the atomic weapon, turned out to be the strongest critics of the weapon. He died in April 18th 1955.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present:
Bil Keane, real name William Aloysius Keane was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States in October 5th 1922. He was a cartoonist notable for his work on the long-running newspaper comic The Family Circus, which began its run in 1960 and continues in syndication. He died in November 08, 2011.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference:
Eliezer Wiesel was born in Romania in September 30th 1928 to an American parents. Apart from his works as a novelist he was also a famous Holocaust survivor. In the memoir, Night, he described his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in concentration camps. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 as a “messenger to mankind.” He died in July 2nd 2016
It is never too late to be what you might have been:
George Eliot, real name nee Mary Ann Evans, was born in Warwickshire, The United Kingdom in November 22nd 1819. She was abandoned by her father for abandoning her religious believes, but that was just a tip of more controversies to follow as she later entered a free union with George Henry Lewes, editor of The Leader at a time when it was a serious taboo for an un-divorced man or woman to establish such relationship. Her career as a fiction writer boosted in the 1850s, Middlemarch written in 1871 is one of her most famous works. She died in December 22nd 1880.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself:
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland in July 26, 1856. He was a playwright and a journalist, more significantly he was a socialist. Also he briefly ventured in politics working in London County Council. He died in November 02, 1950.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything:
Thomas Sowell was born in June 30th 1930 in North Carolina, USA. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He dropped out of high school and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a bachelor’s degree, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1958 and a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1959. In 1968, he earned his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago. An advocate of the Supply Side Economy (Lower tax/reduce regulations), Sowell has written more then 30 books.
Wonders of the Default Mode Network and how we can do more by doing nothing.
For over an hour I struggled in vain to begin a story on the Rite of Passage. I had a vague idea how the story should go, but how to begin it was a challenge. Instead of just sitting there scribbling endlessly, I decided to go and clean the handrail, I was going to do some laundry, and our cloth hangers are too small for the bed sheet, so I would use the handrail to spread the bed sheet.
While cleaning the handrail, the opening scenes of my story began illuminating in my mind; continue reading
How you can still achieve your New Year Resolution with last-minute changes
Every day is a good day when you have a goal
Set goals so that you have many reasons to get up each day. As a living being you need something to drag you towards to the future, a reason to get up every morning. Essentially, purpose is the precursor to success. continue reading
You are Guaranteed the best prices of merchandise online – only on eBay.
Looking for the best online deals on vacuum cleaner, phones, cooker, toiletries or anything for that matter? The eBay’s Price Match Guarantee is where to go.
Launched in North America earlier this year, it is now up and running in Europe as well.
The Price Match is basically a Guarantees that any eligible deal will be the best price online in that market
Here’s how it works:
Contact eBay Customer Support prior to making the purchase in order to confirm that there really is a lower price elsewhere. Once confirmed, the shopper receives a coupon to apply to the purchase on eBay.
Get up to 40% on MacBooks from eBay, and do it with some assurance.
Shopping is still better done in the traditional stores because you can physically inspect a merchandise before spending your money.
With that said, shopping online comes with a lot of conveniences, but not trust. A lot of times products are not what they pictures says they are, in fact a lot of online dealers conveniently sideline altruism when trading online.
Using the same tips on Shopping Online Safely, here are some of the best MacBooks deals on eBay today. Up to 20% discount, but also filtered from the best rated stores.
Save up to 20% on MacBooks from one of eBay’s best rated stores; Big Value Inc.
Not ready for Windows 10? You can still get the older versions (Windows 7 and 8) on eBay or Amazon.
Windows 10 has been around since July 2015, but a lot of people still love Windows 7 and won’t let go. The furthest they want to go for now is Windows 8, or 8.1. Hundreds of reasons exist why this is the case. Personally, I preferred Windows 7 because it was the operating system I grew up with. It’s like having to abandon an old friend for some the new dude in town. But this simple analogy isn’t to downplay the argument by many Windows fan; that Windows 7 is the best ever by Microsoft. You can go to Quora to read more discussions on why people love Windows 7.
For folks that just want to get the older versions of Windows, here are some decent stores and products to check out. If an item listed here is no longer available, you can just just click directly to see the entire Windows 7 and 8 Amazon search page
Amazon is really cool, but eBay also have a good collection of Windows 7, and 8 computers. And as far as price is concerned, sometimes you get better deals on eBay. Apart from the two samples below, you can also go to eBay refined search for Windows 7 and 8 to see my items.